I'm not a morning person. I love my sleep. It makes me happy. In fact I can't think of any feeling I love more than finally being able to lay my weary body down on my soft bed and know that good deep sleep will soon follow. I usually am asleep as soon as my head hits the pillow.
Here lately I've been waking up in the middle of the night... for seemingly no particular reason. I used to hate it. I mean when I was dealing with an infant, the middle of the night feeding got old really fast, so waking up for no reason got old even faster. I couldn't just drift back to sleep either - it would be at least an hour of doing nothing waiting to get drowsy again.
But now I look on this time quite differently and I almost look forward to it as much as I do my bedtime. This has become my devotional time. Any moment that I wake up in the middle of the night I view it as God tapping me on the shoulder asking me to spend time with Him. I love it. The house is so quiet, no chance of any interruptions... I spend the time with Him and then I fall asleep so easily afterward. I'm also so very ready for the next day ahead.
I have struggled for nearly 9 years now in finding a good time to have uninterrupted God time. Seems that He has solved the problem for me... too bad I was too dense (or selfish) to think of it sooner!